How to get the premium payment page embed code/URL

When you copy and paste the embed code of you premium episode to another site but don't want to use our "subscribe" button, you can copy the premium podcast payment link and add you own button image in other sites. To get the payment link, go to the Publish->Episode page in your Podbean account. Then click the embed code of the episode. You'll able to see the link and can copy and paste as needed.


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The payment link should looks like this: http://[username].podbean.com/payment-gateway/paypal-premium-payment.php?sid=[number]

How to create a single track plan

To Create a single track plan, you may follow those steps:

Step 1: Log in to your account and go to the 'Premium'->'Premium Plan' page. Click the 'Add a new single track' button.

Step 2: Fill in the single track information and then click the "Submit" button at the bottom of this page.

Step 3: You may copy and paste the code to your Podbean post or to other sites to sell your single track.


How to create premium plans

Step 1. To add premium plan, you may go to the "Premium"->’Premium Plans" page and then click the "Add a new plan" under the 'Add Subscription Plan".

Step 2. With the premium subscription plan , you can set it to be a recurring plan (monthly) or a One Time payment Season Pass plan with fixed start and end date.

Step 3. For example, if you wish to create a recurring plan. You can the billing cycle however you want, days, weeks, months, years.

You also set up a flexible free or discounted trial period for your paid subscribers. It can be couple days, weeks or even months. Click the ”Set Trial Period" to set the trial setting.

Step 4. Click the 'Submit' button and the bottom of this page and you're able to see the success updating message.

How to resolve the premium subscriber fail to log in issue

Sometimes,a Premium subscriber might fail to receive Premium account log in information or may have lost the log in information. You may follow the steps hereafter to reinstate the subscribers' account:
 
1. Go to the "Premium"->"Transaction Log" page, check if there is the transaction log of your subscriber.

2. If the user's paid information shows in the "Transaction Log" page. go to the "Premium"->"Paid Subscribers" page, click the "Add New Subscribers" button and add the subscriber. 

How to create a premium podcast subscribing page or a new home page in Podbean

Podbean allows you to create your own home page, eStore page, and a Premium Podcast Subscribing page.
 
To create a page simply go to the  "Publish" -> "Pages" page. Click the "Create a new page" button. You can also order your pages by entering an order number. 

For Premium pages, you can copy & paste the embed code from your Premium plans detail page. This will put a "Buy Now" button on your page. Users can click the button and pay you directly in Paypal.

Please make sure you have checked on the "HTML"  version on the edit section.

Podbean premium podcast user guide

If you're looking for a way to sell your audio, video podcasts, we recommend the premium podcast feature of Podbean for you. Premium podcasts are podcasts you can sell on your Podbean site. With this feature, you can create different price and subscription plans and then publish premium podcasts for your customers who have bought and subscribed to your premium plans. The following is a guide for you to create a premium podcast step-by-step:

Step 1. Activate the Premium Podcast Service in Podbean
Log in to your account and go to 'Premium'-> 'Premium Settings'. Fill in the premium content information, title, description etc. and click the 'Save Changes' button.


Step 2. Add Premium Plans
Go to the 'Premium'-> 'Premium Plans' page and choose to add a premium plan or a single track plan. If you want to create a recurring plan, you can add a premium plan.  You can add a single track if to create a one time payment plan.


Step 3. Upload premium products
Now, when you upload your files on the 'Publish'-> 'Media Manager’ page, you can click the ‘Premium' icon on the right of the uploaded file to set it to be protected. 



Step 4.  Publish premium episodes
Go to the 'Publish'-> 'Episodes' page, click the 'Publish New Episode" button and enter the title and description on the edit page. If you then scroll down the page and check the 'Premium' option, then the drop down list will show all the media files you've set as premium product. Choose one and click the 'Publish' button.


After publishing, you will see a 'Subscribe to premium content now' link under your premium episode, click the link and it will list all the premium plans that your audiences can buy to subscribe to your premium content.



After your customers subscribed to your plan, they will receive a confirmation email leading them to the subscription page: http://username.podbean.com/premium-subscription

You can also add the premium widgets on your page so that people can buy the product directly from your site.

How to Sell Digital Downloads on Your Podcast Site and Blog

Premium podcasts are podcasts you can sell on your Podbean site. With this feature, you can create different price and subscription plans and then publish premium podcasts for your customers who have bought and subscribed to your premium plans. The following is a guide for you to create a premium podcast step-by-step:

Step 1. Activate the Premium Podcast Service in Podbean
Log in to your account and go to 'Premium'-> 'Premium Settings'. Fill in the premium content information, title, description etc. and click the 'Save Changes' button.

Step 2. Add Premium Plans
Go to the 'Premium'-> 'Premium Plans' page and choose to add a premium plan or a single track plan. If you want to create a recurring plan, you can add a premium plan.  You can add a single track if to create a one time payment plan.

Step 3. Upload premium products
Now, when you upload your files on the 'Publish'-> 'Media Manager’ page, you can click the ‘Premium' icon on the right of the uploaded file to set it to be protected. 

Step 4.  Publish premium episodes
Go to the 'Publish'-> 'Episodes' page, click the 'Publish New Episode" button and enter the title and description on the edit page. If you then scroll down the page and check the 'Premium' option, then the drop down list will show all the media files you've set as premium product. Choose one and click the 'Publish' button.

After publishing, you will see a 'Subscribe to premium content now' link under your premium episode, click the link and it will list all the premium plans that your audiences can buy to subscribe to your premium content.


After your customers subscribed to your plan, they will receive a confirmation email leading them to the subscription page: http://username.podbean.com/premium-subscription

You can also add the premium widgets on your page so that people can buy the product directly from your site.

How Do Podbean Paid Subscriptions Work?

1. Add premium plans
First, you need to create premium plans which is similar to price plans. You can decide the way your customers pay for your premium contents, for example, they can pay the premium content on a recurring date or for a fixed period, as well as a one time payment.


2. Publish premium products
Then, you need to upload your file and set them as premium model then publish the premium file as a post, a paid subscription link will be automatically generated for each premium post allowing your users to click on the link to go to the subscription page.



3. Subscribe to premium plans
For the customer, the premium subscription page will look similar to the following picture.
The premium plans information that create will now be displayed for the customer to view and he or she can now pay for premium plans via Paypal. A customer just needs to click on the 'Buy Now' button and he or she will then be taken to the Paypal payment page.



4. Paid subscription confirmation message
After a customer makes a payment in Paypal, a confirmation email with access information will be sent to them. There will be a link (http://username.podbean.com/premium-subscription) in the email where the customer can click to access the premium contents they buy. The email also includes a username(the paypal email customer used to buy the premium plans) and a password for the customer to access the premium contents.

You will then receive payment info and transaction log in your Podbean account. Moreover,you're able to manage all the paid subscribers in the "Premium"->"Paid Subscribers" page in your Podbean account.



Each payment transaction will be shown in your 'Premium'->"Transaction Log" page as the screenshot shows: